John writes some very helpful words about how to discern the truth. This is a skill every one of us needs to develop. In this passage, John teaches us how to be discerning of the truth so that we’re not led astray by false teaching like the Christ followers in Ephesus.
A lot of people believe they were saved by grace; but they don't know how to live in grace. They don't experience it moment to moment, day to day.
So we’re going to learn together how to practice confession in a way that allows us to experience God's grace, and live in it!
A great danger confronting our society today is not weapons of mass destruction created by physical science that can be dropped on hundreds of thousands of people.
It’s the weapons in our heart and soul that are capable of exploding into hatred toward people who we’re supposed to love.
Romans 16 is an unusual chapter of the Bible, full of personal greetings from the apostle Paul to the church at Rome. On the surface, it looks like a boring chapter. It looks like a genealogy or some long list of obscure names. But actually, as we uncover what’s underneath it, it’s a very inspiring chapter of the Bible. Paul talks about some of the committed people in that church who made a significant difference — a difference in his […]
Where in your life are you stepping on slippery rocks morally? You may think you can get away with it. You may think you can handle that next rock. But it only takes one careless move for your entire life to come crashing down.
July 31, 2017
Living an outstanding life financially requires that we earn money ethically, spend
money wisely, avoid destructive debt, save consistently for our future, give money to the
poor, and bring a full tithe to God.
Through the prophet Malachi, God is raising the standard for covenant-making and covenant-keeping. In this message, we’re challenged to pursue God’s standard by honoring our commitments and keeping our word.
Malachi writes to those who are giving God their leftover time, leftover energy, leftover talents, leftover love, and leftover sacrifices. He wants us to give our best to God because He gave His best for us.
Two sons are asked by their father to work in the family vineyard. One refuses, but changes his mind and works, while the other agrees to work, but never shows up. This story compares working in the vineyard to doing the will of God.
Prayer doesn’t work, God works through prayer. In The Lord’s Prayer recorded in Luke 11, the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray.” There was something about what the disciples said that prompted a response in Jesus. Not only does Jesus save, He sustains.